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The device is amazingly simple, so simple that you have to slap your forehead and think "Why didn't someone else market this before?" The dock plugs into your USB port and accepts both regular and notebook-sized SATA hard drives. Just dock a drive and you'll be able to access your data in about 10 seconds after powering up.

The BlacX doesn't require any drivers and we tested the unit on both PCs and Macs.
* Accepts 3.5” and 2.5” SATA hard disk drives.
* Connection: USB 2.0
* Dimensions: 5.12” x 3.55” x 2.56” (13 cm x 9 cm x 6.5 cm)
* More information: http://thermaltakeusa.com
* Average price in the US*: USD 39.99







post #2 of 15
The device is amazingly simple, so simple that you have to slap your forehead and think "Why didn't someone else market this before?"
QFT
thats acctually a really good idea
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don't slap your forehead while you are holding the hard drive.
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That's... that's awesome.

I really am surprised no one made one before, I might get one of these. And at $40, that's not bad if you ask me.
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Ingenius!
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I could have thought of that!...i just didnt feel like making it..LOL
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I could have thought of that!...i just didnt feel like making it..LOL
same here! but i'm sure every member of OCN would say that too, and would say it for every ingenious invention out there! we're all genius inventors in our own minds
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i guess because the chance of static and possible projectiles (footballs, wiimotes, your t-shirts, etc) could damage the exposed drive but hey, a good idea none the less.
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i guess because the chance of static and possible projectiles (footballs, wiimotes, your t-shirts, etc) could damage the exposed drive but hey, a good idea none the less.
lol, thats why we all the strongest computer case..so you can run over it and still works...like my thinkpad Can drives blow up?..if that happened that 10k rpm disk will come flying out like crazy lol
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don't slap your forehead while you are holding the hard drive.
That might be a problem, blood is pretty conductive I hear...


I love these dock things, I have one for my iPod and its great! They really should've put an eSata connector on there, or at least a firewire.
    
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